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Junior Chimp
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« on: September 14, 2013, 10:22:19 AM »

I have some questions regarding the VRA, and I'd be curious to see what the folks on her think.

Firstly, how much retrogression is too much? I'm drawing  a fair SC, and Clyburn's district has a rather inflated Black population (I believe due to excessive packing by the GOP). Is it acceptable to decrease the African-American percentage if it allows the map to be fairer?

Secondly, I heard somewhere that drawing a compact, Hispanic-majority district in South Texas is not allowed because it would be considered packing. Is that true?
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